R. Eileen (Dottie) McWilliams

Eileen (Dottie) McWilliams, 88, surrounded by her family, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 22, 2018 after a lengthy illness.

Eileen was born January 17, 1930 in Masontown, PA to parents Bernice and Joseph P. Metheney.  After attending Ashland University, she worked for the United Mine Workers Area Medical Office in Morgantown, W.VA.  Eileen married her high school “crush”, Charles W. (Bill) McWilliams on June 11, 1955.  Akron has been their home since 1957.  Eileen was a member of The Chapel for nearly 50 years where she sang in the choir, volunteered her time, and was a longtime attendee of the Prime Time class.  In addition to the church choir, she enjoyed many Christmas seasons singing with the Chansonettes.  As the Administrative Assistant to the President, she retired from TransOhio Savings in 1990.

Eileen was a devoted servant of the Lord and cherished the role of wife, mother and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Paul V. Metheney.  Married for 63 years, she is survived by her husband and best friend, Bill, her son Shaun (Kay) McWilliams and daughter Kerry (Michael) Kell. She was blessed with two grandchildren, Erin and Ian Kell.  She will be lovingly remembered by ten nieces and nephews, their families, many cherished friends and her beloved feline companions, Gracie and Letti.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 31 at The Memorial Chapel, 135 Fir Hill, Akron, OH.  Private interment to follow at a later date at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, OH.  Calling hours on Thursday, August 30 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Hummel Funeral Home, 500 East Exchange St., Akron, OH.

The family would like to express a most sincere thank you to Kim and Tammy from Akron General Medical Center’s Hospice/Visiting Nurse Services for their excellent care and compassion.